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Billy Sims BBQ Names New VP of Marketing

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-05-25 13:52
Image Caption: Image Credit: Billy Sims BBQ names Jennifer Gamble as vice president of marketing.Exclusive Brief: 0

Billy Sims BBQ is expanding in more ways than one. The restaurant recently named Jennifer Gamble as vice president of marketing.

Chains: Billy Sims BBQ

Arby's Makes First International Push Since 2010

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-05-25 13:45
Image Caption: Image Credit: Arby's makes its international push, entering Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.Exclusive Brief: 0

Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. (ARG), parent company of the franchisor of the Arby’s brand, announced an international franchise development agreement with Al-Kharafi Global for General Trading & Contracting Company-WLL (Kharafi Global), to open 25 new Arby’s restaurants in the State of Kuwait and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the next seven years. This news follows a strong year of development for Arby’s in 2015 with 69 new restaurant openings globally along with agreements for 138 new restaurants announced in Q1 2016.

Chains: Arby's

Winning strategies for franchises: Key success factors

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2016-05-25 13:20
This white paper helps franchisees and potential franchisees identify key strategies which will help their business succeed.

Mama Fu’s names president, CFO

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-05-25 13:08
Steve Burt appointed to new position Steve Burt appointed to new position

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New York attorney general accuses Domino’s of wage theft

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-05-25 13:00
Lawsuit targets franchisor and franchisees, calling Domino’s a “joint employer” Lawsuit targets franchisor and franchisees, calling Domino’s a “joint employer”

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Maximize the Franchisee/ Franchisor Relationship with Localized Marketing Tools

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2016-05-25 12:51
Franchisors want to maintain control of their brands, while franchisees often want to add a personal touch and a local feel to their marketing materials. Those viewpoints can work together to get the most out of an operation.

Toyota Financial to provide leasing options for Uber drivers

AutoNews - Wed, 2016-05-25 12:45
Toyota Motor Corp. has formed a partnership with Uber to provide flexible leasing options to the ride-sharing company's drivers. Toyota will begin the partnership on a trial basis in countries where ride-sharing is expanding.
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Leasing drives boom in outstanding Q1 auto loan balances

AutoNews - Wed, 2016-05-25 12:45
The combined outstanding balance for auto loans and leases jumped 12 percent in the first quarter, bolstered by a 28 percent surge in leasing, according to part one of Experian's latest State of the Automotive Finance Market report.
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Online lender Avant scraps auto loan refinancing plans

AutoNews - Wed, 2016-05-25 12:30
Online lender Avant is calling off plans to offer auto loan refinancing as it faces setbacks in gaining affordable capital to make credit available to consumer and business segments over the Internet.
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Nando's Peri-Peri Sauce Heats Up Supermarkets Across U.S.

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-05-25 12:19
Image Caption: Image Credit: Sauce available at thousands of locations across country.Exclusive Brief: 0

Nando’s Peri-Peri is now widely available in more than 10,000 of the nation’s biggest retailers. Safeway, Kroger, Fresh Market, Publix, and many other supermarkets carry Nando’s Peri-Peri sauce now, and Walmart recently began selling the sauce—made with the African Bird’s Eye Chili Pepper—in its thousands of U.S. retail locations.

Chains: Nando's

NRA 2016 focuses on sustainability, technology

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2016-05-25 11:17
Sustainability and technology were two hot topics this year as a variety of sessions discussed both topics, and a multitude of vendors presented products to help restauranteurs tackle sustainability or to use technology to enhance their customer experiences.

Domino's wage theft suit could have big implications for chains

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2016-05-25 10:48
The suit claims that because of the under-calculated hours, employees at the franchises named were not compensated for more than $500,000.

Hotel Development Partners Opens Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody

Hotel Interactive - Wed, 2016-05-25 10:24
ATLANTA, GA––Atlanta-based Hotel Development Partners (HDP) announced the opening of the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody. The ...

Canadian company to acquire Kahala for $300M

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-05-25 10:23
Deal gives MTY Food Group Inc. long-awaited foothold in the U.S. Deal gives MTY Food Group Inc. long-awaited foothold in the U.S.

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Video: Dickey's CEO honored to win Fast Casual Top 100

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2016-05-25 10:10
Roland Dickey Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Pits, which topped this year's list of the Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers, gives an acceptance speech at Sunday's gala in Chicago.

"Best Gelato in America" Now Available for Franchising

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-05-25 09:53
Image Caption: Image Credit: Morano Gelato has two shops in New England, looking for more.Exclusive Brief: 0

Morano Gelato, called “the best gelato in America” by Forbes, announced the launch of its franchise system. Morano Gelato is seeking franchisees to serve its products nationwide, modeled after the success of the company’s New England shops. 

Chains: Morano Gelato

Mission Possible

Hotel Interactive - Wed, 2016-05-25 09:36
Hospitality Veteran Larry Broughton Leverages Experience On TV Reality Series

Reeling in business with sustainable seafood

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-05-25 09:10
Aquaculture can help operators offer consumers premium fish, sustainable resources.

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